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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 531 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone so far

    Posted
    Panzer
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    Best Buy is a little premature seeking a review on a product I have only had for 10 days. Wait for 3-6 months, then ask for the review! I upgraded from a Motorola G2 to the G7, so major improvements were expected and I was not disappointed. I suppose anything would have been better than what I had, so my review is probably skewed. I have never owned or used a flagship Samsung, Apple, Pixel, etc. phone; however, with that disclaimer out of the way, I venture to say the G7 does 90% of what the flagships do and does it about 90% as well. If that difference is worth it, by all means, spend the extra $600-$700 and get the flagship model. I’ve spent big bucks on other top end things, and rarely ever use them to their capability. So that’s why I went with the G7. Close contenders for me were the Google Pixel 3A and 3A XL as well as the Nokia 7.1 - all more expensive than the G7. I paid $270 + tax, and no extended warranty. One additional rationalization for getting the G7 was the fact it was cheap enough that in 2-3 yrs, I could get a new G9 or G10 and still spend less than what many other phones cost today. If I break it, or lose it, I’m out $270 vs. $300-$1000 with a more expensive one. Enough with my logic and rationalization for buying the G7, I will say I am quite impressed with it. I love the 6.2” screen, the fact it has an FM radio, headphone jack, ability to add storage with a Micro SD card, 64 GBs of internal storage, 4 GBs RAM, etc. I’m not a big picture taker, so an excellent camera was not a high priority, but the G7 does seem to take good photos and movies. Basically, the phone seems to be a very good one, but then, I am not a power user. Your mileage might vary. A few things I don’t care for include: (1) Glass back. I can see that it could easily get broken if not protected with a good case, plus it is slick. It slides off couchs, arms of chairs, my lap, and can slip out of my pocket when I sit down, etc. A case will solve that though. (2) Time for calls to initiate after dialing. It takes about 15 seconds for the call to start ringing after placing it. That may or may not be the phone’s problem. It’s a minor nuisance. (3) Weak cell receptivity. My old G2, it had full cell strength at home, but the G7 has half or a third strength in exactly the same environment. The weaker cell receptivity does not cause problems other than maybe #2 above. All calls are clear & unbroken, and non-WiFi internet activities do not seem to be affected when out and about. (4) Sound quality/volume. The G7 has one speaker. It is OK, but is no Bose sound system. (5) No waterproofing. It might be splash resistant, but submerge it, and it’s probably soggy toast. But, my wife and I have had cell phones for 15 yrs and we have never ruined one yet because of water damage. Just be careful. In summary, buying a cell phone is matter of compromises. I compromised on waterproofing, sound quality, camera quality, etc. in exchange for saving big $$, and getting a few extras that were important to me, like the FM radio, SD card storage, and a headphone jack. Those 3 things are not always offered with the flagships. I’m probably just a cheapskate, but I really think most folks would do just fine with the Motorola Moto G7. Don’t let peer pressure force you to buy an expensive phone. Your friends and acquaintances could care less what phone you are using. Plus with 5G coming on the scene now, it doesn’t make sense to pay big bucks for a phone that will not operate as a 5G phone. Pay $300 for a decent phone now, like the Moto G7, and then upgrade to a 5G-capable phone in a couple of years as the 5G system develops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A really good, solid choice!

    Posted
    Chaddles
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    After 24 hours ... The good: - 4gb RAM / 64gb storage / SD 632 - no lag, and it's pretty snappy in normal use - I don't game so can't comment there - Stock Android, Android 9.0 Pie, with January security patch - Battery life solid, 2 days for me - I'm not a heavy user, more medium - Fast Charge, gets around 40% in 30 mins - that's QC 3.0 levels - Fingerprint sensor is pretty fast and very accurate; The "M" in the sensor is a nice touch as well; Face unlock works well too, and in low light also - I'd put it on par with my old LG V30, not as fast as Oneplus - Micro-SD expandable storage is always welcome - Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back, premium look and feel - Don't care about gestures, but the 2x wrist twist to open the camera is so awesome - Speaker/audio quality for a single-firing speaker sounds good and is pretty loud - sounds crystal clear; you can leave the setting on "smart audio" and it adjusts to what you're listening to or you can manually choose "music" or "movie" mode - Headphone jack, thank you! - Has Wi-Fi calling, I'm on T-mobile The Okay: - The camera does a good job; it doesn't compare (and is not supposed to) to my wife's iPhone X, but some shots actually competed nicely! In good lighting, it takes sharp/quality photos; In dimmer conditions it does okay, the lack of OIS shows here. Portrait mode has improved also, with other Moto phones I've used recently --- I installed the Google Camera app and it truly makes a world of difference, in case you're worried - Display is average; LCD panels are not AMOLED of course, and this one passes but it's not great - reducing the ppi while gaining a larger 6.2" display doesn't make a lot of sense - That large waterdrop notch - it is what it is The Bad: - Bluetooth 4.2, same as last 2 years and is now unacceptable - petty maybe, but c'mon the x4 has it - The plastic frame around the sides, when the G6 had an aluminum frame, is just plain cheap The only thing I haven't really had any time to test is the call quality, so I'm not certain of that yet, though with previous Moto phones this has not been an issue. Overall this a very good phone and at this price, cheaper parts are expected. If you buy this with reasonable expectations and knowing it's not going to outperform an $800 phone, then you're going to get a solid, modern android device with the most current android operating system. I would recommend this to anyone wanting "pretty good" across the board and not wanting to spend the earth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price. Know what you're getting...

    Posted
    AtlantaGreg
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    We use the Moto G-series on prepaid accounts for employees at work to control costs, and for the price, they're usually excellent phones. They keywords here are "for the price" because if you compare one to a $1,000 flagship phone, you might find a lot of fault with it, but remember, this is less than one-third that price, and stands up well even to phones costing more. Since so many others have reviewed this phone already I'll just point out a few pluses and minuses of my own after having used a few of these at work for a short time: - PLUS: Clear 1080p screen. Not quite as bright as the G5, as around 70% it equals the G5's 50% but still bright enough. - PLUS: Good sound quality from the single speaker. Good call quality. WiFi isn't quite as fast as some others but doesn't lose signal. - PLUS: Camera improved over past models. Now capable of "portrait" blur effects. More than sharp enough for what most people need and use these for these days. - PLUS: While overall specs are a very modest update over the G5, the processor has been bumped up enough that you do see a performance/speed increase. (No lag). - PLUS: Fingerprint reader now on the back and in a good place where your finger rests (and is fast). Face recognition option is not as secure but also works fast if that's your choice. - MINUS: As mentioned earlier, the screen isn't as bright as past models. Cranking it up higher does allow for easy viewing indoors and in shaded areas, but outdoors in sun it's much harder to see than on past models. - MINUS: Still no "NFC" in the U.S. models - meaning you can't store a credit card in it and wave it over a payment terminal to make payments in stores, etc. - MINUS: Fragile. This version has a glass back (but no wireless charging? Duh) which makes it more fragile than previous models. You DO want a decent impact-resistant case and screen protector on this. --- Conclude: As long as the minuses don't bug you, this phone is capable of doing what in my opinion, a good majority of phone buyers need, at a fraction of the price of the phones most of them are buying. As long as you don't have a specific need for NFC payment capability, or a camera that can make 11x14 prints (few phone cameras can do this anyway), then this should make any "average" phone user happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, Why Pay More?!

    Posted
    theMarshmallow
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    I am absolutely in LOVE with this phone! I am very bad with phones and in my lifetime have destroyed many phones counting from the LG Shine I have had (2) iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, (2) Samsung Galaxy 4, (2) Samsung Marshmallow J3. Ergo, the price of a phone has become the most important factor in budgeting my purchase. For under $300, I can't believe how awesome this phone is...I would say it's worth the value of at least, a $700 phone. I hadn't owned a Motorolla since the Razor and was NOT expecting to be so IMPRESSED! PROs: 1. PRICE 2. ACCESSIBILITY & HAND COMFORT- The "MotoMotions" are gestures you can make to shortcut phone commands. Like two quick chopping motions turns on the flashlight! And it's actually easy to do the screenshot with a 3 finger tap. Best feature of all, is that you can shrink your windows by swiping from the center of your phone down to the right corner...this makes the screen the exact same size as my old iPhones! GREAT FEATURE FOR PEOPLE WITH SMALL HANDS or women with average sized hands! So, you can navigate comfortably, and then when you are ready to view the screen at full size again, all you do it tap outside the small screen. 3. INTEGRATES WELL WITH GOOGLE- only useful to people who use a LOT of their services as I do. Also, I experience the fastest transfer of contacts from old phone/ cloud to new phone 4. LIGHTWEIGHT- if you care about that as a factor. If you are someone who uses a phone case, I feel like this is a big plus! CONS: (for some) 1. NOT AS FLASHY- If you are looking to impress people then you have to be shopping at a higher price point such as Google PixL and iPhones which are quickly recognized They are sleeker and have metal frames... 2. HARD TO FIND CUSTOM ACCESSORIES- they exist but only online If I lost or broke this phone, I would buy it again ASAP!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Get what you pay for

    Posted
    Joseph
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    As the cheapest phone w/ these features in the mid price range, this phone may seem like a bargain at the $300 I paid for it. I should have known better. If you are fine w/ no customer support and dealing w/ bug issues, this is the phone for you. The first day I got the phone I tried to put it in Dark Mode, which is an energy saving setting available only on Android Pie, which this phone has, except as far as I can tell, this phone won't do it. Why? I can't tell. More importantly, no one at Lenovo/Motorola could tell me why either. I tried the forums, chat support, email support and finally phone support. Every time I had to explain what Dark Mode is and finally just started telling their tech support people to Google it. I finally gave up. In theory, my request for help w/ this has been "escalated", but apparently that means deleted, as I have never heard back again. So, w/ my phone now being just over a month old, I just discovered it won't connect to my computer via USB cable. Again, tried tech support. Awful. The support gave instructions that skipped steps and I had to figure out, for a "solution" that ultimately didn't work. I am now up being escalated to "level 3" support (1 knew less than me, and 2, while nice, couldn't figure out what was wrong. So now, I have to take a day off work if I want to see if they can get my phone to connect to my home computer b/c they only have support during business hours. Today, the latest is that my phone has stopped connecting w/ my car's bluetooth connection. I feel like an idiot as I had a Moto before, and after 2 years, it quit connecting to my car's bluetooth, and I figured time for a new phone. Apparently Moto phones have bluetooth connectivity issues. So, if bluetooth is something you use, you may want to look elsewhere for a phone. I don't think I can get Best Buy to take this lemon back after my 30 days so I may have just blown $300 on a phone that kind of works.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi Joseph,

      Thanks for reaching out. We appreciate your feedback and we do apologize for all the troubles you have gone through. Please refer to this link for the troubleshooting step that you can try on the phone https://9to5google.com/2018/12/17/android-dark-mode-theme-pie/

      In case you need help, Please email us at supportforums@motorola.com to further assist you.
      - Frank MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound.....

    Posted
    abertini
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    I have had the g6 since October, ditching my huge iPhone 6plus. I love it! Faster than my iPhone. I was very excited to get the g7. I purchased it at my local Best Buy...great store, excellent team members there. I loved everything about the g7, except the sound. It is HORRIBLE! It sounds like everything is in a tin can. No bass. So I went in to the system to adjust the settings in Dolby Equalizer. There wasn't one! The g6 has such a rich sound, and a very intuitive Dolby equalizer. They down graded the speaker and increased the price. I listen to music on my phone and stream often, so I was very disappointed. Any booster or equalizer added on from the play store just decreased the volume and muffled it. I ended up returning it yesterday. I am thinking of purchasing a g7 plus overseas and hoping it works here. Disappointed that Motorola won't release the plus here, with an OIS camera, and stereo speakers. Motorola is producing some of the best phones out there, just let the US have the option of purchasing the upgraded models. I loved the look and functions of Android 9 on the g7. I loved the larger screen, and I love that they kept the glass back. The phone, like the g6, truly feels like a very expensive flagship phone. I will keep my g6 until I can get a g7 plus here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleased with the Moto G7, but it's very slippery

    Posted
    Ohioan
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    I bought the Moto G7 (XT1962-1) on the day it was released in the U.S. and I've been exploring its features for the last week or so. I'm not a power user, but I find the performance very adequate for my needs, using Google Maps, messaging, playing games, and listening to music. I especially like that the phone has an FM radio built in, but it requires a wired headset since the headphone cable double as the FM radio's antenna. You can also direct the FM radio's output to either bluetooth or the internal speaker. Motorola adds a few useful customization to Android. The twist gesture to turn on the phone's camera, and the chop motion to turn on the phone's LED flash as a flashlight are handy. I also like that the proximity detector will turn on the phone's clock and notifications with just the wave of your hand over the display. The G7 comes with a water repellent nano-coating on its glass screen and back. It may repel water, but it also makes the phone as slippery as a wet bar of soap. You'll want to buy a protective case just to make the phone easier to grip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome budget phone (especially when on sale!)

    Posted
    RandomCustomer84973
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    There are some small nitpicks here and there (some are probably just specific to me personally), but overall for the price I genuinely can't complain. So I won't give it a full 5 stars, but I'd do 4.5 if I could This base variant doesn't quite have the battery power that I hear is so great on the "Power" model, but the Turbo Charging (variant of QuickCharge 2.0 technology) makes it a super trivial matter. Also the battery lasts a decent while unless you're making significant/heavy use of the device with apps/videos/etc This is my first phone with a notch and it's a bit bigger than it needs to be, but I've gotten used to it within these first few weeks. Screen looks great but could maybe get a tad brighter. Earpiece speaker works alright and sounds fine, but the media speaker is honestly pretty loud and maintains decent quality up to a certain volume. Camera seems perfectly fine quality wise, though night time pictures (without side-loaded software) are a bit lacking. Though for this price range that's more than acceptable. Has a bunch of other basic features you'd expect and some decent specs (especially for the price range). Overall if you're looking for a decent smartphone that won't break the bank, this is a wonderful option. It might still be better to wait for a sale or potentially shop around for cheaper deals depending on your budget, but if you get this phone I'm sure you'll be fairly content with it. Note: I purchased this device Unlocked as an Upgrade deal with Sprint for $169.99

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    for the price, as real good phone

    Posted
    hpbear
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    I got the phone because the G5S Plus I had, had some bad luck on landing in the one spot not protected by screen protectors, cracking the screen. But even with those cracks that phone worked well. As for this phone, I picked it up as an upgrade to my G5S plus. And so far, using it for several weeks, with a hard case I had to pick up at Amazon, it does quite well. performance is real good. And I haven't had any issues with calls. Internet speeds via Net10 over the ATT towers is quite healthy. And as a weather person, its performance wth apps like Radarscope is very good. Adjusting brightness and sound is a bit different with this version of Android compared to the one on the G5S, but but I'm getting used to it and its ok. And its performance over bluetooth and normal headphones is quite good for most normal people's ears. As for lacking NFC, to be honest I don't really have a need for it, so missing it is no big deal for me personally. But the brightness is good enough for getting e-tickets scanned at games. last thing, battery life is quite good. definitely one of the better points about this phone. just wish BB had the accessories like screen protectors and hard cases available in the store or online when I got the phone. but I am assuming they are working on that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best budget phone

    Posted
    MasterEL
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    This phone is absolutely one of the best values you can get. At less than $300, you get a phone capable of running the newest operating system and apps without feeling sluggish. A phone that can expand it's storage capacity with micro SD cards. A phone that offers USB C and a headphone jack plus light water resistance. A phone that has an incredibly small bezel. That extends past 1920 pixels on a 1080p to extend Android UI into where the bezel WOULD be to give you more screen space. A phone with no sponsored bloatware. A phone that can be switched between practically any US carrier. It's a smooth vanilla Android experience with Moto actions such as chop chop flashlight which is really convenient. And a battery life that should easily last the whole day, two if you aren't playing games or getting a lot of screen time. Now for the cons; they simply consist of features that most smartphones seem to come with, but because this phone isn't $800+, I think we can let it slide :p No wireless charging. Not waterproof. Camera and stock software are mediocre (try opencamera on play store). Again, at this value, ask yourself if you really need a premium flagship. This is the phone to get if you don't have a brand preference, and you'll probably stay with the Moto G lineup of phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tons of Features Low price!

    Posted
    Vincent
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    I'm absolutely in love with phone. I was being forced to go to a platform I didn't want to be on as I prefer windows phones. Those are long obsolete and terribly supported. I needed a good phone with a ton of Features to make me feel better about switching without dropping a grand on a fashion item (coughapplecough) Anyways this phone blazes through tasks, games, etc. Lots of power and the storage is a decent size for the money. Then expandable to boot. Unlocked for Verizon was as simple as dropping in my nano SIM. The Moto version of Android definitely is nice over a lot of other versions with minimal bloatware. The gesture features are awesome. I love being able to shake my light on or twist my camera on to quickly get it active. Fingerprint season is snappy. Camera is not too bad and I'm very picky as I use my dslr for photos. The screen is excellent for the money. Notch is not bad at all with most of the screen visible. Sound quality is excellent for a down firing speaker. So what's the cons? Entire phone is polished glass. Get a case ASAP! You will shatter this thing. Its so smooth it'll slide on ANY surface. After I popped on a case I felt a lot better. So literately the only con I have is a fixable one with a case. This is the perfect bang for your buck phone. Would gladly buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fits the need

    Posted
    JWM56
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    I finally had to replace my old Samsung Galaxy 4 after five years. It was so old that the phone companies were still giving free phones with a two year contract. I have five phones on my family plan and kept the old phone to avoid an expensive rental like some of the other phones on my plan. After looking at reviews for inexpensive smart phones, the Motorola was consistently at the top of all review. I took a chance and bought the G7. This phone does everything I need. No, it doesn't have wireless charging, but that's not a problem at all. It requires a good case to protect it, but I would have gotten one for any phone. That's just protecting an investment. Here's why it's a good buy. It does most everything that phones costing 4 to 5 times as much do. The screen size is large. The battery life is outstanding. The camera seems very good, though I don't use my phone for pictures as much as many people. It's easy to use for anyone using an Android phone. The best part is that I purchased it outright for $199.99. If you divided that out over two years, it would be $8.33 per month. Compared to the other phones on my plan, it's a steal. Assuming ongoing reliability, this phone is a great choice. Oh, did I mention it works great as a phone too?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great phone at any price

    Posted
    MichaelM
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    For the price, it would be hard to get more value for your money. The screen is vibrant, clear, and bright. Make no mistake--this is a large screen/phone. Unless you're 7 feet tall, you won't have a thumb that reaches to the top of the screen. I knew that going in, so I'm OK with it. I just put all the apps I use closer to the bottom of the screen within thumb reach. The processor, though not the latest and greatest, is sufficiently fast for even light gaming. And the dual cameras are surprisingly good for a phone in this price range. I especially like some of the gestures Moto included. For example, produce a chopping motion twice and the flashlight comes on. Very handy. It feels good in the hand, but is a little slick. However, it's slim and looks great. So far, battery life has been good, allowing me to go a full day with no issues. If you're tired of $1000 phones, like I am, this one will do everything you need to do for less than a third of that. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A really inexpensive upgrade

    Posted
    Chris
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    We purchased this phone to upgrade my wife's iPhone 5s. Originally, our intention was to get the new Pixel 3A as Best Buy was having a sale on that phone. But the upgrade price for an existing line was higher than we wanted to pay. While I was waiting for the salesperson to locate a Pixel 3A for testing purposes (I wanted to check the screen brightness and the response time to open apps as this had a lower end processor from the full Pixel 3 phone) I noticed this phone in the unlocked phone line up. The specs looked very good for the price. While waiting I did a non-scientific test in store against my own flagship phone with this Motorola G7. It was every bit as fast as my phone and definitely faster than the Pixel 3A. We looked at the price for the Motorola, liked the amount of RAM, the slim, lightweight build of the phone and that it wasn't too large (my wife has small hands so reaching for the top of the screen becomes a 2-handed operation). This phone is running the latest version of Android Pie OS with a slight variation from stock Android. The phone did not have any bloatware on it. My wife has made a seamless switch from iOS to Android and the phone has been a really nice upgrade for her.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Budget Smartphone: Worth Every Dollar.

    Posted
    Brian
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    I come from a Oneplus3 and I was thinking of getting a S10 but I really didn't want to spend 1,000 for a phone that was going to be outdated in one year. So I looked and found reviews for the G7. For $300 you get a fast processor,great camera(download Google Cam) it gets better, 64gb, splash proof resistance for water damage, 64GB, quick face and finger unlock, turbo charging, Moto features like chop chop flashlight to easily turn on the camera, what's not to like? The things I don't like about this phone is the pictures in low light aren't that great and if your hands are shaky pictures can turn out blurry. Also I don't like that the battery kind of dies fast, but the turbo charger makes it charge fast enough. I also don't like how there isn't a notification LED light when you get a text or something, but you can put your hand over the phone for the display to pop out so it's not too bad. This isn't the greatest phone ever made no, but for a phone that looks more than $300 and does everything a phone $500 or more can do, I have no regrets buying this phone. I would recommend this phone to anyone not willing to spend $1000 on a phone that's on a budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never paying OVER $300 for a phone ever again

    Posted
    Pugfather
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    I have been looking forward to getting my hands on this phone since I bought the GS5 and helped my Dad buy his GS6. This phone is seriously fast in application functionality and picture taking. I highly recommend this phone to anyone who is serious about cutting the cord with contracts for high priced phones. Once you go "Unlocked"... You will never go back. The picture quality is outstanding for well and dim lit pictures. It's not a Samsung or Pixel, so the flash will kick in during those really dim shots. The videos come out clean and are not choppy. I'm a huge fan of voice recognition and Google is getting a hang of it nicely. I really don't play games on my phone, do I won't grade it there. If you are a business person or a person who is highly productive and wants some cool flagship like capabilities then this is your phone. Moto gestures are really useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Glass is glass I guess

    Posted
    Insilentnova
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    First off, I like the phone. It runs very well and is a wonderful size to have around and fits in my pocket perfectly. However, and this is a huge however for me, the glass seems to be easily scratchable and after only two weeks of not very strenuous use it is riddles with scratches and marks on the sides and across the screen. I should also point out that I am using a case and have not dropped it once. I am not the type to write reviews, but this is ridiculous. In any sort of light I can see, just from putting it in and taking it out of my pocket, that every edge is horribly scratched up and there are marks on my screen. Like I said, I enjoy the phone and the design of everything, but you are getting what you paid for. I would suggest slapping a bullet proof OtterBox on this thing right out of the box if you want to avoid any annoying scratches or marks, as it's apparently made of porcyln.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      Hi Insilentnova, We appreciate having one of our phones. The device is made of glass. Gorilla Glass is engineered to be more difficult to scratch and therefore more resistant to cracking, ad it's strength allows use of thinner panes. But it is still glass and will break if it is dropped or impacted. -Jess MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    Posted
    Kate
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    Amazing price, amazing phone. I've had a Samsung Galaxy S5 for the last four years and was not looking forward to making a change, especially when the new Samsung phones cost around 1000 dollars. I made the jump to Motorola looking for a no frills smartphone, and the G7 has exceeded my expectations. The teardrop notch is not disruptive or distracting, and the screen is a good size. I was a bit disappointed by the camera quality, especially the much touted spot color, which does not work well at all. Whenever I try to use it in a picture with a person in it, their face gets blotchy, and often solid colored objects are greyed out depending on where the light hits. I also don't like that when you open the phone app, it doesn't take you to the keypad-when I click on the phone, I want to dial, not see my contacts list. But overall, the Moto G7 is a solid high quality phone that gets the job done and does it well. It is a solid investment, and I will not be going back to Samsung anytime soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and cheap

    Posted
    Mdubs
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    So far I've used this phone for about a month. Firstly, I work in construction and use this daily. I have a case on it but that doesn't quite matter when it falls 20 feet. But I havent demolished it yet and have had it drop it's fair share already.. Which already puts it into better than most for me. Secondly, it's affordable in comparison with these crazy hyped up companies while still having the features and speed you are looking for. Previously I had a g6play and the difference between the two in terms of speed and user friendliness is night and day. Lastly, what makes you want such an excessive lifestyle with more expensive phones. As I don't see you burying yourself with it... No one actually needs one.... And they will all eventually break. To wrap it up. Don't be a fool. Don't get scammed into spending a small used car amount of money into a phone. Just be humble and get what you need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This was a $300 phone??!!!

    Posted
    GirlieM
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    I've had the G7 for about a month and feel it's been one of my best phone purchases ever. The build quality is nice and doesn't feel cheap. I actually like that it weighs less than my hubby's iPhone XR and feels just as solid as my friend's Samsung Galaxy S10. Performance seems to be maybe a little slower than the Samsung's but for 1/3 of the price, it's not a huge con for me. In fact, I'm completely impressed with all the features you get for the price and the quality of the camera. Did you know this thing can shoot 4K Ultra HD video?! I didn't before I bought it and have been blown away by the photo and video capability and quality of this phone! The only minor con for me is that there is a slight delay when capturing an image or when recording -- almost in the same way you have a trailing cursor on a computer, if that makes sense. So long as you understand that and adjust your framing accordingly, you won't take off-center shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend